Bay Cove was established in 1974 as a single program dedicated to medically-supervised detoxification of individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. However, the founders of the agency quickly came to the determination that they could do much more, and help many more people struggling with any number of significant life challenges. Today, Bay Cove operates more than 170 programs, providing a tremendously diverse range of services to an even more diverse audience of men, women, and children.
Addiction Services Substance use disorder is a medical condition that ravages and derails the lives of people with the disease and their families. Bay Cove provides a continuum of services which offer effective treatments individually tailored to each person, including acute detoxification treatment; inpatient transitional support services; recovery homes for men and women; a shelter for homeless adults struggling with active addiction; and outpatient medication-assisted treatment. Wherever an individual is in his or her battle with addiction, our services are designed to support his or her developing recovery skills and journey to improved health and life. Child and Family Services Our Child & Family Services promote the physical, mental and emotional development of children, and offer parents and family members the supports they need to help their children thrive and succeed as they reach developmental milestones. Our Early Intervention (EI) program serves children under three years of age who are developmentally delayed, have a known disabling condition, or who are at risk of developmental delays due to biological or environmental factors. Services are provided in the children’s homes, in the community and at our EI program site, the Daniel C. Boynton Child Development Center at 105 Victory Rd. in Dorchester. Located in the same building, the Small Wonders Nursery School serves children from 16-36 months of age and utilizes a state-of-the-art facility and a high educator-to-child ratio to provide exceptional early childhood education for children with and without disabilities. Small Wonders also includes a specialized full-time childcare program for children who have been impacted by trauma and/or neglect, which integrates EI services into its curriculum.